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Most of the planes that I have flown on have had pre
rechorded radio programmes that play music with various
channels with different music, on long flights you may have
listen to the rechording 2 or 3 times and when you change
you stay on the same airline then the rechording
Planes should all have a regularly updated onboard mp3
database with a few thousand songs on it to choose from,
can then pick your own playlist from the songs available.
way its decided if a song stays or not is its popularity, if it
picked much then it is deleted from the play list and
peice of music replaces it, this would keep it up to date
current musical trends and keep it fresh.
I'm sure that this will happen its only a matter of time.
||Or you could bring a personal CD player with you.
||There wouldn't be a predominence of any kind of music it
would be all of different styles, there could be well over
1000 songs stored on each plane maby about 5000, that
should account for all possible tastes.
||<pedant> recorded, recording </pedant>
||Other than that, this is quite a good idea. I would tend to take along my own mp3 player anyhow. It would be even better if people could suggest tracks to be added.
||A good idea but I don't like this part: // The way its decided if a song stays or not is its popularity, if it isn't picked much then it is deleted from the play list//. The net result of this is that the only songs left on the playlist, however huge, will be awful, brain-maddening stuff like "The Ketchup Song" - it's what The People will listen to.
||Also, how do you select a song? The current in-plane music control interface (up/down buttons) is inappropriate as you'd have to cycle through each song, rather than looking for one you want.
||[I now have The Ketchup Song stuck in my head. Aaaaagh.]
||What's wrong with sitting silently listening to whining brats behind you kick your seat repeatedly? I thought that was what made airline travel desirable.. well, that and the free peanuts.
||I think that most airlines have screens on the back of
chairs nowadays but for the ones that don't a playlist
could be put in the back of each chair with a number
that corosponds with each song, the earphones could
have one of those little things attached to the chord so
you can select the number of the song you want to hear.